This volume is just what any pastor needs when looking for something special to spice up a Sunday sermon - it's full of imaginative and inspirational meditations that breathe new life into scripture texts from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Leininger gives readers a new perspective on a passage from each week's assigned readings with a thought-provoking reflection that puts in the context of modern life. This is much more than just a source of stimulating sermon illustrations - it's also a treasure chest of devotional reading that will make any reader pause and reflect on God's wonderful hand at work in our daily activities. It's a must-have resource for any church library.Some of the intriguing chapters are: The Speed Bump on the Road to Bethlehem Silly Goose Love Your Enemy? Are You Kidding, Lord? Sonny Moneybags The Judas Gene The Forgiveness Business Trouble in the Parsonage Pax Christi or Pox Christi? The Locust Years ...and many more David E. Leininger had planned be a pastor out to pasture and retire from active ministry at the end of 2008, but God had other plans. Instead of chasing little white balls around a proverbial pasture, he is now the interim pastor of Dorchester Presbyterian Church in Summerville, South Carolina. He has previously served congregations in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. A graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (M.Div) and Erskine Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Leininger is the author of six books: A Color-Blind Church; God of Justice: A Look at the Ten Commandments in the 21st Century; As We Believe, So We Behave: Living the Apostles' Creed; and three volumes of Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit. He has also been a contributing writer for the online services StoryShare and The Immediate Word (www.sermonsuite.com).